Posted by: cocopop
2020-12-28 03:29:22
ID: 66240
I received some recognition for my union work, and I was so proud that I posted about it on my FB page. I got tons of congrats from my union family and pretty much zero from my actual family. Here is where I can vent about it, so thank you!
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-27 15:41:46
ID: 66233
In response to a confession. Our schools have had an in-person option since September. Our state (TX) won't allow districts to shut down completely. I have two kids, 8th and 10th grade. My 8th grader is home. But my 10th grader has ADHD and at-home learning is really, really hard for her. She's also at the age where GPA really matters. So she's been going in-person. There are only about 30% of kids in person, and they have been really good about enforcing mask rules. We get notified every time there is a case at the school. I have to say that I am really surprised at how few cases there have been. And none of them were kids who were in contact with mine. I don't think in-person is totally safe. But I get why we need in-person learning. Lots of kids with learning disabilities who can't do home and parents of littles who have to work and can't afford a nanny or sitter. I don't think there's a right answer.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-27 05:41:05
ID: 66230
Can I ask something? I'm a teacher doing distance learning, and there is a small, vocal part of the community that wants for the schools to reopen, even though most of the state is locked down. So a poll- click 1. FAVE if you think in person school is safe, or 2. OMG if you think it's not safe. Trying not to judge. Just curious. Thanks!
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-26 23:45:58
ID: 66224
So this is cool--I work closely with the company that manufactures our bin blenders at work. I called to get a quote for something and the guy I usually talk to mentioned me to his boss, the CEO of the company. She found out we are a department of all women and wanted to interview us for a women in manufacturing podcast! So we were on and we talked about how if we can do it, anyone can do it. It was so empowering. It definitely helped boost my confidence and it was just a cool thing to do.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-21 14:34:10
ID: 66165
God, I just get so pissed off and despondent and just... lose hope for humanity... when my clients hire new people at ridiculously low rates of pay. I just hate it. It makes me hate them. $10/hr for a bookkeeper? And she's actually GOOD? Fucking pathetic. She's worth twice that. What is WRONG with people? Are we really that greedy as a society? This business makes money hand over fist and the owners gamble away more than this girl's annual wages at casinos over Christmas vacation. It makes me absolutely sick. I want to vomit. I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-20 00:27:45
ID: 66141
Update on "screwing up" a lot....I sat down with my boss and told her I don't want to be making mistakes and screwing things up. We went over an action plan for the new year so I can have the tools to do my job better. I have talked to my coworker about not yammering at me all day because the multi tasking makes me screw up more. I have a plan to check everything 3 times to make sure I'm not missing anything. I can do better. I just have to believe in myself I suppose.
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Posted by: cocopop
2020-12-19 23:08:11
ID: 66134
Too shy to tell anyone this IRL- The teacher's union and the district are in some very tense bargaining meetings right now. At the end of our most recent meeting, the District Labor Relations head said that they had been reading the results of their Parent Distance Learning Survey, and one parent answered the question "Name something that helped you feel supported during distance learning" by simply writing in my name. I was so touched. It was nice to be recognized like that, especially by the district bargaining team, who thinks I'm a big bad mean lady right now, lol
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-14 19:01:55
ID: 66103
I'd kind of like to be told what to do, do it, and then NOT have it change after I've fucking done it and have to re-do it again. Also, I'd kind of like for people to know that I'm not a mind reader. No, client, I did NOT know that you put your paperwork in the drop box at 11am today (Monday) when you told me on Friday you were going to drop it off over the weekend. I checked the fucking drop box when I got here and your shit wasn't in it. I don't check the fucking drop box throughout the day just in case your dumb ass put something in it that was supposed to be there when I got here today. Why the FUCK do you think I'm calling you and asking you, "Hey, client! Where's your shit?" I'll give you a hint: it's not because I somehow magically knew you put it in the drop box already. Fuck this place. I swear, I'm so over everything and everyone.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-13 00:00:20
ID: 66094
I will be getting a massive bonus in January because our company profit-shares. And my DH wants me to sign it all over to him so I can pay all the credit card bills for the next 4 months. Eff that noise. I'm buying a car.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-12-12 21:57:56
ID: 66086
In response to a confession. I received a generous holiday bonus from my tiny nonprofit that had to cut our dept staff to PT in August. I'm floored that in the past I've received $100, 300 bonuses and this past year I recieived $1,000. OMG I think it was a holiday and pandemic bonus rolled into one.
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